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May 1950

EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME ASSOCIATED WITH THE TETRALOGY OF FALLOT

Author Affiliations

ST. LOUIS

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, St. Mary's Group of Hospitals, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Garold V. Stryker, M.D., Director.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(5):750-752. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530120041003
Abstract

THE EHLERS-DANLOS syndrome, first evaluated by Danlos in 1908 and consisting of (1) hyperelasticity of the skin, (2) hyperflexibility of the joints, (3) fragility of the skin and blood vessels and (4) pseudotumors following trauma, is considered to be a congenital defect. As cases have been reported other congenital defects, such as lipomatosis (Tobias1), lymphangiectatic tumors (Cohn2) and fibromas (Navarro Martin3), have been noted in association with the syndrome. Search of the literature failed to reveal any cases reported that were associated with the tetralogy of Fallot.

REPORT OF A CASE

R. W., a 26 year old white woman, was admitted to the medical service of the St. Louis City Hospital in March 1949, complaining of bleeding of the gums.

Since the age of 2 years the patient has been known as a person with congenital cardiac disease, and since 1940 she has had repeated

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